moving on - the conclusion
So let's start with "the why". As
suggested in that Part 9, of this series, you can only grow if you are able to
experience and accumulate memories. And to do that you might find a body of
sorts useful, hence you grab one, and use it for that purpose. To evolve your
knowledge and memories and through that your spirit.
"Well this sounds like a lot of trouble..." Yeah, it can be
sometimes.... I would however suggest that whilst your body evolution is driven
by your need to survive there is a similar reason for your soul to continue on
this seemingly very long journey, and that is the desire to reach it's destiny,
which is to be whole again essentially "becoming the divine whole." And
the best and quickest way your spirit can do that again, is to incarnate itself
into experience and memory, until it knows everything.
whilst I do not believe that this serves as any real proof of reincarnation I
have to ask a few questions, which I believe will make this issue somewhat
- Why are
you seeking knowledge?.. (Clearly you are seeking knowledge?....)
This would be especially
pointless if you were only to seek it for this lifetime. I mean spiritual
development has little to no value for you in this life, if viewed on its own
only. It clearly does not really enhance your life now, well certainly not in
the ratio that you are attempting to secure it. If considered carefully you are
likely to find that most of your spiritual knowledge to date will have
substantially more value to you after you're dead. Think about it....
- So what
is your purpose in life?...
Well, while you are not
likely to have found this purpose as yet, you are likely to have at least one
lifetime purpose which you believe you are following and attempting to fulfil.
It may however be of interest to you that most of what you are doing is
probably purposefully done to ensure a so-called better "afterlife..."
So it is fairly safe to assume that when considering your possible afterlife,
you are creating a ground level purpose for your life which is used as a
springboard for how you live your life. Essentially your desire for a specific
type of afterlife is likely to dictate the way in which you live your life,
irrespective any other life purposes you discover you have.
- But how
does evolution of spirit take place if no self analysis is possible, in
Whilst this remains a
valid question, when considering the seemingly purposeless lives of animals you
will discover that irrespective of their inability to self analyze, they also
grow in experience and knowledge throughout their lives. And whilst this is an
extremely slow process of spirit growth it is still this. So when a person
looses, or has no interest in spiritual growth, surprisingly this does not stop
growth. The accumulation of simple memories could be considered growth, and as
such will have a long term impact on the progress of this particular being.
Progress which is likely to end up in wholeness anyway. Think about this : Even
trees and plants have the ability to learn.... Is that not some form of
- But how
is it possible for a tree to grow and essentially reincarnate? Does this
not contradict previous statements about what you can come back as?....
Again a fair question. It
is important to note that I am not suggesting that you are going to come back
as a tree, but rather that one of your previous, and earlier incarnations
included trees and plants. At the beginning of time, surely you had to start
your soul / spirit development somewhere, at the beginning, when you hardly
existed?... Another important aspect of this is that you have to consider the
possibility that all forms of life, no matter how small or large, or
intelligent for that matter, sources it's life from an essence which could be
qualified as a spirit / soul (though in most instances undeveloped but
definitively and ultimately hoping to become developed.) In so doing it will
have the ability to live and die, and reincarnate.
Thus just like you progress in this physical incarnation from birth to
adulthood to aged (and wise) to death, from where you restart, your spirit
lifecycle follows the same pattern, just spread over a substantially longer
time. Essentially following a progression of spirit growth, from spiritual
infancy to adulthood, to aged & wise and whole.
As a final thought on this I would suggest that you consider the very
significant and extraordinary link between spirit and body, and more
specifically in terms of the drive to become more than you are right now.
Essentially your spirit gives life to your body, which in turn is driven by a
need to survive, which in turn forces new experience, and memories, which in
turn creates growth (also spirit growth), making it possible for your spirit to
evolve, and reincarnate into the next level, where the cycle starts again. This
linked cycle is so powerful that the only way to stop it is to cease to exist,
or to know everything... And thought of in this way, do you not consider the
possibility for more knowledge still ahead of you?.... More knowledge and
experience which you wish to and likely will acquire (even if not in this
life)… I know I do.....
It is when one considers
all of this that there remains little doubt in my mind of my continued
existence from lifetime to lifetime. The only thing left for me to do now, is
to figure out what to do with this suddenly, very expanded view of myself….
Author Bio :
The author, Pieter Heydenrych is a Reiki master who maintains both sites Learn how to meditate as well as The Order of Perfect. In both instances the sites are dedicated to enlightenment and the spread of knowledge to all who wish to learn.